[IRP] Help EFF's newest campaign

Katitza Rodriguez katitza
Fri May 27 00:32:31 EEST 2011

Hi friends,

EFF is about to roll out a campaign to encourage organizations and 
individuals to run Tor relays.  For those of you that don't know, Tor is 
software and a network of volunteers worldwide that help people be 
anonymous online by masking IP addresses.  Individuals (like many 
bloggers in authoritarian regimes) need the Tor network to communicate 
safely. Unfortunately, the people who need Tor the most are often not in 
a position to run Tor relays and contribute to the Tor network. Those of 
us who care deeply about online privacy can make a tangible impact by 
participating in the Tor network.

EFF is reaching out to privacy and free speech organizations and asking 
them to join us in helping to grow the Tor network.  We're hoping that 
by working together as a movement, we can make a significant impact in 
the size of the Tor network - and help people worldwide safeguard their 
online privacy.

To participate, organizations need to set up a Tor relay. All relays 
count, including exit nodes, bridges and middle nodes.  EFF has created 
an instructional video on setting up a Tor relay and we're updating our 
legal FAQ to provide a more detailed analysis about how U.S. law applies 
to Tor. Check out the video here: 

Organizations that participate in our challenge will be thanked on our 
social media accounts and promoted on our website.  We are emailing you 
now because we'd like to give the human rights community a head-start. 
  It's our hope that when we roll out this campaign next week, the 
initial participants will be the many organizations in the human rights 
community who are working hard to defend human rights on the Internet.

Please  contact Rainey Reitman, EFF Activism Director about this 
campaign and please do not hesitate to ask her any questions about the 
campaign. And, please do not promote this campaign out of this list 
until we launch next week. Thanks!

Rainey's contact detail:

Rainey Reitman
Activism Director
415.436.9333 ext 140
Electronic Frontier Foundation
www.eff.org <http://www.eff.org>
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco CA 94110
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